Nottingham Symbols & Objects

Nathan Makaryk
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Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest symbolizes several things throughout the novel but one of the most prominent is that is symbolizes a true home for Robin. He has sought to escape his boyhood home for many years and is dismayed that "it even smelled more like home" (75). Robin feels a sense of comfort within Sherwood Forest and it greatly reminds him of his youth. Robin is drawn into a bout of nostalgia while riding through the forest for the first time since he came back from the war, which illustrates to the readers how Sherwood is a symbol of his childhood and how it had been a crucial time for Robin.

Sherwood Forest is also a symbol of freedom for the outcasts of Nottingham who have been pushed out of their homes but debt and corrupt leaders. These people were persecuted for their inability to pay the ridiculously...

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